20 Oct 2015

Tony Benn - NOT amateur radio

Currently, I am reading the diaries of Tony Benn, lent to me by a friend. Tony Benn was very much on the left politically. He was well respected as an honest man even by those who were on the opposite side of the UK political divide.

In the UK we have a very right wing media (papers etc.) and Tony Benn was often the person they liked to ridicule and misquote. He always "stuck to his guns" and talked much good sense.

He died aged 88 of a stroke in 2014 after a long political career.  He is a UK politician many loved to hate.  Personally I think he deserves to be better understood and seen as "his own man" and not the man hated by the right wing press. Someone said, "he was a principled politician". We have very few of these today.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Benn .


Anonymous said...

I don't think it a great idea to discuss political points on a Ham Radio based site. One of the great features of Ham Radio is that we don't have much of the crap that the rest of the world is contaminated with, we get along just fine without it and don't have endless arguments about personal opinions.


Roger G3XBM said...

Alan, thanks for your comment. Most comments are amateur radio related and those that are not are clearly marked. As it happens the ones that are not amateur related tend to be the most popular.

Roger G3XBM said...

Incidentally I am very much neutral politically.